The clause also requires employers to audit certain types of service contracts in accordance with the clause. The existing public service pension tax, introduced in 2009 as a financial emergency measure, will be converted, on a three-step basis, into a permanent supplementary contribution reflecting the various pension benefits. Although these lower scales (which were worth 10% less at each point on each scale) were removed at the request of the unions under the 2013 Haddington Road agreement, “new entrants” continued to have longer pay scales than their longer colleagues, with two wage points lower at the beginning of each scale. Some grades have also seen the elimination of certain allowances for newcomers. The CSA Public Sector Agreement 2019 (GA8) was registered on 4 November 2019 with the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC). The agreement will enter into force on November 4, 2019 and expire on June 12, 2021. Productivity Measures The PSSA states that the productivity policies set out in the 2013 Lansdowne Road Agreement can continue to apply and be updated to reflect different renewal policies mentioned in the text. In addition, there is a need to introduce performance management systems into parts of the public service where they are not yet available. And it requires parties to discuss more open recruitment “if this is likely to meet organizational needs.” Adjusted pension contribution anomalies Two current “additional additional contributions” (formerly “retirement contributions”) are being corrected under the ASSP.
From January 2019, employees who entered the public service after January 2013 and are in the single public service system that was in place at the time will pay only two-thirds of the supplementary contribution rate. From January 2020, this figure will fall to one-third. This reflects the fact that the benefits of the single system differ from those of the previous system. Newcomers The term “new entrants” refers to people who started working in the public service after 2011 (and organizations related to it for wage purposes) when the government imposed, without agreement, lower pay scales for new employees.